CSR (NASDAQ: CSRE) and Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AOSL) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for CSR and Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CSR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor 0 1 3 0 2.75

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 44.18%. Given Alpha and Omega Semiconductor’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Alpha and Omega Semiconductor is more favorable than CSR.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

70.5% of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares are held by institutional investors. 21.7% of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares CSR and Alpha and Omega Semiconductor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor 3.92% 4.85% 3.78%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CSR and Alpha and Omega Semiconductor’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor $383.34 million 1.09 $13.82 million $0.61 28.41

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has higher revenue and earnings than CSR.

Volatility and Risk

CSR has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has a beta of 0.26, indicating that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Alpha and Omega Semiconductor beats CSR on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

CSR Company Profile

CSR Limited (CSR), formerly CSR plc, is engaged in the development of multifunction semiconductor platforms and technologies for the automotive, consumer, and voice and music categories. The Company’s products include aptX, aptX Enhanced, aptX Live, aptX Low Latency, ARMmbed Platform, BlueCore5 Multimedia, BlueCore4-Ext, Bluetooth Smart CSR101x Product Family, Entry-Level Soundbar Platform, BlueCore CSR8811 WLCSP, BlueCore BC6130, BlueCore CSRB5348, CSR Positioning Centre, CSR Synergy, CSR8605, CSRA65700 QFN, CSRmesh, Inferno Firmware Platform, MAPX, Quatro 5500 Series, CSR8350, SiRFstarIV and SyncLock. It offers its solutions in various industries, such as audio and home entertainment; connected car; connected wearables, health and fitness, and Internet of everything. The Company’s applications include auto sensors, car radio, home automation, mono headsets, soundbars, Bluetooth speakers, display audio, home entertainment ecosystems, car navigation, gaming and stereo headsets.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Company Profile

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited is a designer, developer and global supplier of power semiconductors. The Company’s portfolio of power semiconductors includes approximately 1,600 products, as of June 30, 2016. The Company’s product portfolio consists of two categories: power discretes and power integrated circuits (ICs). The Company’s portfolio of products focuses high-volume applications, including personal computers, flat panel televisions, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, smart phones, battery packs, consumer and industrial motor controls and power supplies for television, computers, servers and telecommunications equipment. The Company sells its products primarily to distributors in the Asia Pacific region, who in turn sell these products to end customers. The Company conducts its operations primarily in the United States, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Its products are applicable in desktop and tablet personal computers, flat panel displays and televisions.

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